It's been a long time since I've been crafty. And although my studio is still not set up, when Elsa asked me to make her a pair of red woolen mittens like Laura Ingall's Ma made her, how could I resist?
If you want to join along here is a great photo tutorial and a printable pattern. To felt the sweaters, throw them in the machine with a pair of jeans to help agitate the fibers and wash and dry on hot. The sewing process is pretty quick and forgiving, and the wool can be shaped by pulling, tugging and sculpting to get the fit just right. Once you start, it's hard to stop.